As the name suggests, honey garlic sausages are pork sausages with honey and garlic included with the meat. You can make honey garlic sausages in the same way you would prepare any other kind of sausage. Although you can cook honey garlic sausages in many ways, poaching, frying or baking are usually the most common. However you choose to cook your honey garlic sausages, the internal temperature of each should reach a minimum of 160 degrees Fahrenheit to prevent any food-borne illnesses, according to the United States Department of Agriculture.
Place honey garlic sausages in a saucepan or Dutch oven. It should be large enough so that the sausages can move around in the cooking liquid.
Fill up the saucepan with cold liquid to cover the sausages. You can use water, beer or broth. Add any seasonings or flavorings, such as red pepper, salt, paprika or dry mustard, to the water.
Heat on high until the water is boiling. Use a large spoon to skim off any foam that gathers on top of the fluid. Reduce the temperature to low and cover the saucepan.
Simmer the honey garlic sausages for 10 to 20 minutes. Check the sausages with a meat thermometer to make sure the internal temperature is 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
Heat up a frying pan or skillet over medium heat. The pan should be large enough so that the honey garlic sausages are not touching each other.
Drizzle a small amount of olive oil in the pan. Place the sausages in the pan and add any vegetables or other seasonings that you desire. Peppers and onions often go well with sausages but you could also add tomatoes, carrots or squash.
Cook your honey garlic sausages until they are brown on all sides. Turn your sausages every couple of minutes to ensure even cooking. Check the internal temperature of the sausages before serving.
Remove the sausage from the refrigerator 10 to 15 minutes before baking. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Line a baking pan with aluminum foil. Space the honey garlic sausages evenly on the pan so that they are not touching.
Bake the sausages in the oven until they are completely cooked. For medium sausages, this will take approximately 20 to 25 minutes. However, very large or thick sausages can take up to an hour. Turn the sausages once halfway through cooking. Check with a meat thermometer before serving.
You can also grill your honey garlic sausages. Poach the sausages first to ensure even cooking before you grill them.
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Ireland Wolfe has been writing professionally since 2009, contributing to Toonari Post, Africana Online and Winzer Insurance. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in psychology and Master of Arts in mental health counseling. She is also a licensed mental health counselor, registered nutritionist and yoga teacher.